Monday, 2 March 2015

The Art of Chess!

Good Afternoon One and All, I hope everyone is well, but sending out hugs and kind thoughts to those of you who are not so well.
I am happy to say that both of us are feeling much better, though I'm still coughing, but I believe it can linger for a while, however I'm off back to work tomorrow and it's a whole day of meetings, no clients, so I can just sit and ruminate.  Our CEO is coming up with various other head folk and they are calling the meeting a "Roadshow", I ask you!  Apparently it is to tell us the future plans of the organisations and to hear our views and to have our say about things not so good. OH Yeh! like there is any notice taking. Gosh I'm so cynical, but fifteen years of experience makes me like this in this organisation.
Anyway, enough of that, Alistair's gout has eased too, and he has been able to get out more.  We didn't get to Skye, weather not good, but we will go another time.  Went out for a walk yesterday and as soon as we got out of the car the snow started but, we carried on and it was a lovely walk, good to get the cobwebs blown away. I've been indoors for most of my time off and I really need the fresh air.

I have a card that was commissioned for a chap's 40th;
Sorry not the best of photos, I've used a brilliant stamp from CB the Art of Chess.
Stamped on to black card with Brilliance ink in White to make a background.
Main image matted on to Silver mirri. Tattered lace numbers and sentiment Dies.
It does actually look better than this in real life, honest. I hope he will like it, he does play chess.

Well I'm off to choral practise tonight, I wonderful if I will manage it or if the cough will take over, I'll give it a go anyway.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments you leave me and all your good wishes for our recovery, I'm sure all the positive thoughts helped.
Till next time,


Rita said...

Fabulous card Kate. You have certainly made it look wonderful. Glad to hear you are both on the mend now. Take Care. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

Love this card. Wonderful design and elements. I am sure the recipient is going to love it too. Glad you're both feeling better, this has been a long winter.........


Hazel said...

Kate, this is a brilliant card, a great design and fits the bill you were given. Hope that cough goes soon. Hazel x

Patricia said...

That's a brilliant card Kate,
Loving the main image, background and your great design. I am sure the 40 year old will be delighted with it.
Hope the voice held up

Patricia xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate. Love the colours and design
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Brilliant male card Kate. Pleased you're both on the mend. Carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Oh what a great card for a chess loving person.
Those chess piece stamps are fantastic.
Your designing is wonderful too, and I love the backing made with those stamps.
It sure is good to get out and blow the cobwebs away isn't it.
Specially after not being well too.
I do hope your cough soon eases, and your hubbies gout is better soon, as my Dad suffered with gout , and I know how painful it was for him.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

meg said...

Great card Kate,love the chess pieces in the background and the focal point. Glad you feel a little better

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate, such a fabulous design and I love the colours.
Glad you are both starting to feel better, I hope your cough eases soon.
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Love this card Kate so glad Alistairs gout has eased lots of huggles Sue xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Can't think of a better card for a 40 year old chess player. The monochrome colour scheme suits it so well.
Glad you're both on the mend.
Don't forget to ring fence everything and do some blue sky thinking for your meeting lol!
Ang x

cotnob said...

A wonderful chess themed card Kate, brilliant black and white colour combination.
I'm so pleased to hear that you are both still on the mend, I hope choir practice went well.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Hi Kate, Glad you are both feeling better, it is an awful cold it seems to linger for ages, I eventually had to go to the Doctor's when I had it. they gave me antibiotics which did the trick.
A fabulous card, I love the Chess Theme. Marlene

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Love this card Kate, very apt for someone who likes chess and that stamp is brilliant. The monochrome look suits the style well.

pam said...

Fabulous card design Kate for someone who is into chess, great stamp you have there.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful male card Kate some great stamps! So pleased you are finally starting to feel better and good luck with the meeting today! Hugs Susan x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and gorgeous with the black and white Kate..xx

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Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous :0)) hugs Pops x

Lena Misquitta said...

Hello Kate, I hope you are feeling much better and your cough has disappeared.
It's nice to visit your blog after so long. I'm going to take my time looking at your creations and reading your news.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very striking card!

Marie-Louise said...

Wonderful card Kate.

scrappymo! said...

Hope you feel stronger every day. I know what it is like too...we have been coughing for weeks now...horrid, I say!

You are brave to try singing...hope you make it through!

Fab masculine card. I like the theme and the design! Bet he loved it...

Erika said...

A super Chess related card Kate, perfect for a man.
Enjoy your choral practise this evening.
Shame about your trip to Skye but the weather was bad over the weekend and very cold.

Hugs Erika. x

rachel said...

this is awesome Kate - a fabulous male card - love the chess theme - hope your day went okay! Hugs rachel xx

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh this is brilliant! Just perfect for a male card!
Lucy x

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous Masculine card Kate, love the black and white combination and the background goes perfectly with the image. Well done.

So glad to hear that you and Alistair are feeling better.

Thank you for all your beautiful comments it means so much. Hugs Anet x